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  • Recovering the importance and the lessons of the Ascension

    Recovering the importance and the lessons of the Ascension

    The Easter season begins to conclude with the Ascension of the Lord. Even though in many places the feast day is now moved from its traditional Thursday observance to a Sunday, it’s easy for it to pass without any notice or attention. This is a sad situation, since the Ascension is such an intimate and essential event in Christ’s earthly ministry and in the observance of the Easter season.

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  • Spiritual lessons from the mania over fidget spinners

    Spiritual lessons from the mania over fidget spinners

    Believe it or not, the mania among young people these days over the fidget spinner can be an odd but very real call to prayer. As the person sees the need for mental rest and solitude and finds a portion of these from a popular gadget, she can realize there are other broader and deeper resources for such renewal and rejuvenation.

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  • Devil, not invaders, biggest enemy at hand, pope tells Swiss Guard

    Devil, not invaders, biggest enemy at hand, pope tells Swiss Guard

    A colorful induction ceremony is held May 6 every year for new members of the Swiss Guard to mark the date in 1527 when 147 Swiss Guards lost their lives defending Pope Clement VII in the Sack of Rome. Only 42 guards survived. Holding the ceremony on the anniversary is meant to remind new guards of the seriousness of their commitment.

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